2020 Acura RLX Performance

The 2020 Acura RLX calls on cutting-edge performance features and powertrains to deliver a ride that goes above and beyond expectations even in the luxury sedan segment. You’ll be impressed checking out anything from Acura RLX horsepower to the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid powertrain, so read on to explore:

  • Standard Acura RLX Performance
  • Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Performance
  • Acura RLX Fuel Economy
  • Acura RLX Performance Features

Standard Acura RLX Performance

Acura models have a reputation for delivering potent power and engaging performance even with entry-level trims, and the 2020 Acura RLX certainly lives up to it. All non-Sport Hybrid models includes a 3.5L 24-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC® Aluminum-Alloy V6 to command:

  • Up to 310 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque.

Engine features include:

  • Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®): Provides superior performance at high RPM and lower fuel consumption at low RPM.
  • Variable Cylinder Management™: Lets you run on fewer cylinders for enhanced fuel efficiency when all six aren’t required.
  • Direct Fuel Injection: Creates a more precise and effective air fuel mixture for exceptional performance and efficiency.

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Performance

As you may have guessed, the Sport Hybrid builds on that outstanding foundation by taking things further with its own hybrid setup. A modified 3.5L V6 engine is combined with:

  • 47-horsepower electric motor in the transmission housing.
  • Two 36-horsepower motors between the rear wheels.

Since each rear motor can power a single dedicated wheel, rear wheels can operate independently for next-generation precision. The Sport Hybrid makes up to 377 hp and 341 lb-ft of torque combined. As written by Car and Driver: “The Sport Hybrid’s blistering acceleration and seamless operation made it enjoyable to navigate through city streets or blast down highway straights.”

Acura RLX Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency figures differ between the Acura RLX and Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, but even the standard model runs on surprisingly little fuel. Here’s how mpg ratings compare:

  • Acura RLX: Use a 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters to make up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway*
  • Acura RLX Sport Hybrid: Uses a motor-integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters to make up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway*.

An Idle Stop feature comes as standard with Sport Hybrid models to ensure you don’t consume fuel at standstill. It automatically shuts the engine off when you come to a stop and then instantly restarts it when you hit the gas.

Acura RLX Performance Features

The Acura RLX doesn’t just let you choose between powertrain setups – you can also select your ideal drivetrain:

  • Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®): Standard models feature the first system in world that lets rear wheels adjust toe angles independently. The result is phenomenal stability and control.
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®): Fitted with Sport Hybrid models, SH-AWD brings traditional all-weather confidence alongside track-like dry road handling.

Further performance features include:

  • Double-Wishbone Front Suspension with Split Lower Control Arm
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
  • Agile Handling Assist®
  • Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)

    Acura RLX Active Safety Features

    The Acura RLX’s active safety features do more than just keep you and your passengers from harm. They’re responsible for improving how your model handles and ensuring it stays under your full control during every second of every drive, so performance is also refined. Active safety features include:

    • Vehicle Stability Assist®(VSA®) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering
    • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
    • Brake Assist
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Location and Pressure Indicators

    Test Drive the 2020 Acura RLX or 2020 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid at Your Local Acura Showroom

    Reading about Acura RLX performance can only go so far – to truly appreciate its astounding combination of exhilaration and efficiency, you’ll need to visit your nearest Wisconsin Acura dealer to take a test drive. In the meantime, feel free to contact us directly if you want to talk about anything from trim level options to current specials.

    *Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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